All Around Italy

Yes, Christmas Markets are primarily for shopping, but a vacation that includes Italy’s Christmas Markets (Mercatino di Natale) has the potential to replace blatant commercialism with some awe inspiring moments. You can have a big city experience and visit the …

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There was a time when Apulia, or Puglia in Italian, was the quiet region of Italy down in its heel, but I have a feeling that this is about to change.   In case you’ve been living off the grid, …

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No doubt, you have heard of the Slow Food Movement, but you may not know that it began in Italy with the forerunner organization, Arcigola, which was organized  in 1986 to resist the opening of a McDonald’s near the Spanish …

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Slow about deciding where to go in Italy? Don’t worry; you’re just in time to drop in on the third national Slow Food Day in Italy, which will be celebrated on May 17, 2014. The now international Slow Food movement …

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Puglia, the region occupying the spur and heel of Italy’s boot, offers up any number of interesting options for perfect summer vacations. From captivating coastal villages to the baroque beauty of Lecce, often called the Florence of the South, Puglia …

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  Italy has experienced its share of economic struggles, but the tourism sector remains strong with new hotels and resorts recently opened. In fact, seven of these were recently named by Condé Nast Traveler to their 17th Annual Hot List …

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In our last column we landed in Naples and hopped over to Sorrento as a base for our travels. If you’ve already been there and can resist going back, why not choose the Island of Ischia as an alternative destination? …

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Turn up your taste buds and mark your calendar because the Turin Chocolate Fair, CioccolaTO 2013, is coming up hot the first two weeks in March 2013. During this time the Piazza Vittorio Veneto area in the middle of Turin …

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Rome – When in Rome, the old saying goes, “Do what the Romans do.” Well, if you arrive around April 21st, Romans will be celebrating their city’s 2,766th birthday. Her age, after all, is part of her timeless appeal.   …

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Most people don’t go to Italy specifically to shop, but if you’re out to snag some hot designer fashions plan an early 2013 trip to Italy to get your New Year off to a fashionable start. From January 6 through …

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